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This week we have been learning all about how to stay healthy. We talked about how it is important to do lots of exercise and eat fruit and vegetables every day. We learnt how the farmer prepares his fields and how he grows the vegetables. We then got a chance to cook some vegetable soup. The children helped us to peel and chop the vegetables and we put it in a big pan to cook. Most of the children were very brave and tasted our "yummy" soup.
We have enjoyed looking after our chicks in Nursery and have loved being able to hold them. We are very impressed with how gentle all of the children have been, so as not to scare the chicks. We talked about how to look after the chicks and what they need so they can grow up into a hen. Rosie said they need "chicken food and water" and Brax said "a cage so they don't run away" Well done everybody for being so kind and gentle to our furry friends!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Beaux Poulter as she has grown in confidence and is much more chatty, talking to the other children and staff, Jessica Tingle for joining in PE this week with no adult support. It is lovely to see you much more confident, Niamh Clarey for being able to independently write her name, she has been trying so hard and has finally cracked it, Ella Gustard for being such a great friend to Fern. They have both had a lovely week in nursery playing together and finally Kendyl Clark as she is so polite and always kind to everyone. You are a great role model and an absolute delight to have in nursery.
Thank you again for your continued support and hard work this term in nursery. We hope everybody has a well-deserved break and we will see you all in a week!
What a week! On Wednesday we went on our trip to Hall Hill Farm which was amazing. All the children did us very proud! First of all we went on a big double decker bus which was an adventure in itself for some of the children. When we arrived at the farm we were taken to a barn to leave our bags and be introduced to our guides. Many of the children were able to answer questions about the animals and show the guides what we had been learning in Nursery, which was very impressive. Then we all went to feed the bigger animals around the farm. We fed sheep, goats and alpacas- staff were very impressed with how many children got involved in feeding these animals. After that it was time for the tractor ride "This is great, it's very bumpy" said Finlay. Then it was lunchtime so we went back to the barn to eat our packed lunches (some of the children are very good eaters).
After lunch we visited the smaller animals and had the opportunity to pet and cuddle some rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. Some of these animals were so relaxed they fell asleep on some of the children's knees. Then we went to feed a lamb with a bottle before heading back to the barn for our treat of a mini milk ice lolly then back to the bus to return to Nursery. Many of the children had a little nap on the way home as it was such a fun but tiring day!
We have also had a surprise in Nursery this week as our eggs have hatched and we now have 5 lovely yellow and black little chicks. The children were very excited when they noticed them "They are very little and cute" said Joey. "They are noisy" said Fern.
This week's little rays of sunshine are Jack Todd for having no tears at the farm and being a very brave boy. Finlay Craggs for participating in every aspect of the farm and listening very carefully to instructions. Paul-Mason Stewart for being so engaged on our farm trip- he had brilliant listening and was very sensible all day. Lilly Reed for being very sensible at the farm and showing staff how independent she is and finally Cameron Evans for answering lots of questions about the animals at the farm and being very kind and caring towards them. Well done to all of these children.
We are getting very excited to meet our chicks as we only have four more days to wait! Therefore we have been talking about the life cycle of a hen. We collected sticks to make our own nests. We talked about how the hen keeps the eggs nice and warm so they can hatch. The children loved pretending to be chicks, cracking out of their eggs using their tiny beaks. Niamh C told us "the mammy hen cuddles the eggs to keep them warm then the chickies peck peck out the egg"
The children have also loved acting out the story of "The Little Red Hen" Just like in the story the children got the chance to bake some bread. We kneaded the dough and moulded it into a small ball shape. The children enjoyed watching their dough rise, but the best part was tasting it. All the children agreed that the bread was very yummy and made our nursery smell delicious!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Katie Beriman for joining in with the little red hen story and doing some brilliant writing outside, Noah Ross for settling so well into the routines of nursery. He was also very confident telling the group all about his adventures with Bella bear, Maisie Sherington for being a superstar and helping to tidy all of the toys away in the garden, Chelsea Hodgson for always trying her hardest during group time. She is kind and caring to the other children, especially our new starters as she has been helping to teach them the rules of our nursery and finally Bobby Dobson for exploring the nursery garden with your friends. Amazing work everyone!
This week we have been continuing to learn all about the farm. We have been naming farm animals and learning all about their babies. We were very impressed with many of the children who already knew a lot of the animal names and after learning the baby names were able to remember them. We are now so excited to see if we can spot any of these animals we have been learning about on our trip to the farm. In the craft area many children have been painting some farm animals to display in our key worker rooms and around Nursery. Can you guess what they are?
We are also very impressed with many of our children who are now becoming very confident in writing their names and trying very hard to form their letters correctly. Look at some of this amazing name writing. Keep up the good work boys and girls!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Joe Hird for naming many of the animals and their babies without help and trying very hard with his listening skills. Harrison Binyon for settling into nursery life and coming in like a big boy with no tears. Rosie Davies as she always tries her best during group time and is always willing to have a go. James Armstrong-Brunskill for excellent number work and finally Dylan Fairgrieve for great number problem solving. Well done to all of these children, keep up the good work!
We are so excited to be back at nursery to start our new topic "On the Farm" We have been learning all about what a farmer does and the different animals that live on the farm. The children have loved exploring our new farm shop role play area and have been helping us to look after the animals, shear the sheep, collect the chicken eggs, dig the vegetables and deliver them to the shop.
Soon we will have some fluffy visitors in nursery. The children have been very curious about the eggs in the incubator and we are counting down the days till the eggs will hatch. The children have been keen to learn all about the chicks and have been looking in books to find out more. Charlie and Matthew asked some brilliant questions to help them learn. "What are these red things?" "How do eggs hatch?" "Why do they have sharp claws on their toes?"
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Mollie Appleby for her amazing counting and understanding of most and least. Fern Breward as she has tried really hard in her first week to join in with nursery routines. Ruby Cleary for being very helpful in nursery. She has independently tidied up and helped our new starters. Estelle Gent for impressing us with her literacy skills. She has been practising to write her name and recognised some of the sounds. She has also confidently orally blended lots of CVC words and finally Sammy Cummins for coming into group with no problems and settling into nursery very well. He is also trying very hard to answer questions. Keep up the good work everybody and a special well done to all of our new starters for settling so well into nursery!
This week in Nursery we have been celebrating Easter. In group time we talked about how we all celebrate Easter and what happens in different people's houses. Emily said "We go rolling some eggs down the hill at Easter with my family" and Jessica said "the Easter bunny hides chocolate eggs in my garden". We organised an Easter egg hunt for the children in our nursery garden. We hid lots of eggs and the children had to go and find them and see how many they could collect. They were very excited! We also had a little egg rolling competition down the hill to see whose egg would go the furthest.
This week we also had an Easter egg competition in Nursery for both morning and afternoon sessions. Mr Hall judged the morning session and Mrs Elliott the afternoon session. Both members of staff said how difficult it was to choose the winners as everyone who took part had tried very hard but there had to be some winners so morning sessions winners were Matthew Van Stekelenburg, Harriett Parvin and Joe Hird and the afternoon session winners were Joey Crossley, Mia Potts and Kobe Egglestone. Well done to these winners but thank you everyone for taking part.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Matthew Harris for being amazing in PE and being so kind and caring to other children in nursery. Paul Mason for his excellent sound recognition this week during intervention time. JiaJia Yang for always trying her best during communication group time so now she can follow more complex instructions. Kobe Egglestone because he was very proud of himself when he was one of our winners for the Easter egg competition and finally Bobby Dobson for trying very hard with his cutting and drawing skills.
Finally I would like to say thank you again for your continued support and hard work this term in nursery. We hope you all have a very relaxing and well deserved Easter break! See you in 2 weeks!!